Pre-Civil War Quilts: Secret Codes to Freedom on the Underground Railroad

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Matteson Area Public Library
Meeting Room A & B (combined rooms)

Event Details

See this presentation by Connie Martin showing eighteen different quilt patterns in replica quilts and listen as the presenter refers to a book her mother, Dr. Clarice Boswell, wrote about their family called Lizzie’s Story: A Slave Family’s Journey to Freedom.

Hidden Messages in Negro Spirituals on the Underground Railroad was shown on Feb 12.  Feb 23 will be Civil War Quilts 

Powerful, sacred songs that derived from the heart of the antebellum enslaved African were melodic outflowings of religious expression, passion, and the hope to be free. Negro spirituals, as originated in America, tell of sorrow, trials and tribulations, secrecy and hiding, and hope for a sense of community.

Learn the connections of plantation songs, or Negro Spirituals with meanings and interpretations of lyrics of some songs used in regions of the South that signaled a multiple of signs and tips that aided enslaved fugitives to find freedom.

Event Type(s): Adult, Family
Age Group(s): Adults, Family (Children with adults)

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